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Williams scores career-high 24 points as Temple beats Penn 76-67 in Big 5 battle

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PHILADELPHIA — Mark Williams scored a career-high 24 points and Temple defeated Penn 76-67 for a Big 5 victory on Tuesday night.

Will Cummings scored 16 points, and had seven rebounds and five assists for the Owls (3-2). Quenton DeCosey added 14 points and Josh Brown 11.

PHOTO: Penn's Tony Hicks slides under Temple's Will Cummings and called for traveling during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Steven M. Falk)  THE EVENING BULLETIN OUT, TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
Penn's Tony Hicks slides under Temple's Will Cummings and called for traveling during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Steven M. Falk) THE EVENING BULLETIN OUT, TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Tony Hicks scored 17 points for the Quakers (0-4) before fouling out with 6:30 left. Matt Howard scored 15 and Darien Nelson-Henry 12, along with grabbing eight rebounds.

Penn held a 37-29 advantage on the boards but had 19 turnovers.

Temple led 44-37 at halftime and went up 11 early in the second half on a 3-pointer by Williams. Penn closed to within a point at 61-60 and was down only 70-67 with 1:15 remaining before the Owls hit their free throws down the stretch.

Temple bounced back after losses to Duke and UNLV.

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